For some reason, lately I can only seem to reference lame song lyrics when referring to running-related aches and pains. Anyhow, lots to report, so let’s back up to our Nation’s birthday.
Went out for a four mile run. Was recognized while running by a group of bikers from my Jr. High days. (yah, I know.) Anyhow, it turns out the girl who recognized me has actually been looking for me. (I’m hard to find? ) The class I went to Jr. High (7-9th grade) with wants me to join them for the class 10 year high school reunion. That is so nice of them. I really hate to tell them I’m a totally different person, but perhaps I’m not the only one who has changed. So, I may go. There are some people I’d love to connect with, just to see what they are up to.
Anyhow, after that, my back, hips legs, everything started hurting. Actually, ever since I hurt my hip, everything has been a little off. But in the spirit of trying not to obsess about every little pain, I’ve been rather quiet about it. (Unless you are Matt, then you have to hear me whine about it all the time…poor Matt.)
SO, I took the rest of the week off. I thought a little R & R would be helpful. I don’t think back pain is really something to ignore, even strange jump all over the place back pain like mine. The rest wasn’t really helping the pain, so you can imagine the nerves I had when I thought about trying to run 12 miles.
BUT, on Friday, Matt and I went out and purchased my first Garmin!!! I can’t tell you how happy I am. I feel like I’m finally in the group now b/c I can track splits, time and distance. It really will have a great impact on my training.
With the new purchase, I had to run, of course, but I was still nervous. So this morning I took off. My thought was, I’ll take it one mile at a time. I’m not gonna lie, there was pain, but it wasn’t that bad. So, I kept running and running and running and before I knew it, I was at 10 miles on the home stretch. I’m stoked that I finished a scheduled run. I am hurting pretty bad now and to make matters worse, I have a bad, bad skin abrasion on my back b/c it was raining and my running pack rubbed it raw. (ouch!) I don’t know what hurts worse. 🙂 But you know what? I don’t care right now. I can eliptical or whatever until I figure this out and I’m hoping it will just go away? Anyhow, without further ado, I present to you stats from a training run for the first time EVER on this site.
Total time: 2:26:22
Avg: 12:06 mile
7: 12:56 –lots of walking and eating of sports beans
8: 11:43: –rain started falling harder
10: 12:12 –oh my gosh, I will make it!